UNSC condemns attack on Saudi embassy in Iran
AFP, United NationsTuesday, 5 January 2016The U.N. Security Council on Monday strongly condemned an attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad by angry protesters. The statement by the 15-member council made no mention of the execution of Nimr al-Nimr and called on Iran to protect…
Executions of Sunni preachers, activists continue in Iran
By Staff writer, Al Arabiya NewsSunday, 3 January 2016 International human rights groups believe that Iran executed over 1,000 people last year - well above the 2014 tally - including preachers and activists from the Islamic Republic’s Sunni minority.Reports indicate that Iranian authorities put to death more than 753 people…
Bahrain cuts ties, expels Iran envoys
by Staff writer, Al Arabiya News Monday, 4 January 2016 Bahrain on Monday decided to cut ties with Iran, a day after Saudi Arabia severed relations with the Iranian regime, the state-run Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.Bahrain gave Iranian envoys 48 hours to leave the kingdom, expressing similar sentiments to…
Iran 'sponsors terror', has 'no shame': Saudi
AFP, RiyadhSunday, 3 January 2016 Saudi Arabia accused Iran of sponsoring terror and undermining regional stability, as a diplomatic spat between both countries escalated Saturday over the kingdom's execution of a prominent Shiite cleric. "The Iranian regime is the last regime in the world that could accuse others of supporting terrorism,…
Saudi Arabia to cut trade links with Iran
Reuters, RiyadhMonday 4 January 2016 Saudi Arabia’s breach of ties with Iran will extend to cutting air traffic between the countries, ending commercial relations and barring its citizens from travel to the Islamic republic, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir told Reuters on Monday.Iranian pilgrims will still be welcome to visit Makkah…
Saudi cuts ties with Iran, expels Tehran envoys
NCRIMonday, 4 January 2016 Saudi Arabia announced late Sunday that it would officially sever ties with Iran after having two of its diplomatic posts attacked in the Islamic republic. Saudi’s Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir, speaking in an address aired by Al Arabiya News Channel, said Iran’s diplomatic mission staff and…
Saudi embassy in Tehran attacked by protesters
Al Arabiya News Sunday, 3 January 2016Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad were attacked by Iranian protesters early Sunday following the execution of a Saudi Shiite preacher along with 46 others. Images shared on social media early on Sunday morning appeared to show Iranian protesters breaking…
Kobler insulted and forced to leave Tripoli promptly
Libya Herald- By Sami Zaptia, LondonFriday 1 January 2016 SGSR and UNSMIL head Martin Kobler was humiliated by the Tripoli authorities today when his press conference was interrupted and told he needed permission to hold it at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport. Kobler was cut short at his separately organized press conference by…
Surge of arrests and executions at Christmastime
Iran News Update30 December 2015 On Tuesday, Christian Today shared with its readers a report from the National Council of Resistance of Iran concerning the ongoing persecution of Christians within the Islamic Republic. Despite the tendency of some Western policymakers to regard Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as a relative moderate,…
Iran arrests Christians worshiping on Christmas day
Iran News Update29 December 2015 Iranian authorities have arrested a group of practicing Iranian Christians on Christmas Day at an in-house church in the city of Shiraz, southern Iran. The group of Iranian Christians had gathered together last Friday, December 25, to celebrate Christmas when plain-clothes agents of Iran's Ministry…

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Two Misguided Reports

  • HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    On 18 May 2005, the US based Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) issued a 28-page report (“the HRW Report”) concerning the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (“PMOI / MEK”).  Entitled ‘No Exit: Human Rights Abuses Inside the MKO Camps’, the HRW Report was essentially based on 12 hours of telephone interviews with 12…
  • Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    The RAND National Defense Research Institute published in July 2009 the report The Mujahedin-e Khalq: A Policy Conundrum for the Multi-National Force-Iraq, Task Force 134 (Detainee Operations). The report focuses on the circumstances surrounding the detention of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK) at Camp Ashraf and “whether MeK members were taken into custody…